Established for over 35 years, Claremont Road Runners running club is based in Newcastle City Centre at Sport Central on the University of Northumbria campus, Northumberland Road NE1 8QD. We are a friendly club with the emphasis on having fun while we run, and welcome runners of all abilities.
We meet on Monday and Wednesday nights with training sessions starting at 6.00pm, so we are the ideal choice for runners working in or near central Newcastle. Monday will often find us running some of our favourite routes and Wednesday is usually reserved for interval training. Whilst, for most members, a typical training run is about 7 miles, shorter versions of each route are available for those who may be progressing from parkrun, Couch to 5K or have no desire to go further or faster!
We also operate a RunTogether group on Monday evenings – these runs are free to RunTogether members. All groups are led by a qualified run leader and will generally follow the shorter route.
Wednesday evenings are for more structured training planned by one of the experienced club leaders. Sessions are varied with short intervals to help us get faster, hills to help us get stronger, longer intervals to build speed endurance and even the odd boot-camp. All sessions are mixed-ability.
As well as the formal training sessions, members often get together for training runs and to enter races. Whether you are training for a marathon or simply looking to keep fit, there will be Claremont members willing to help, encourage and share the pain!
A popular club event is the quarterly handicap and social. Summer handicap races take place on the Town Moor with the winter course down at the Quayside and all are followed by a get together for food and a few drinks.
Annual subscriptions are £40 for waged (due in January), £30 for the unwaged. There is an additional joining fee of £10 (or £5 if a student or unwaged) in the first year. Claremont Road Runners is affiliated to UK Athletics, so you will get discounted entry to many races as well as the chance to compete for free in inter-club competitions such as the North East Harrier League. We also organise our own annual race – the Weetslade Relay.
Unfortunately Claremont Road Runners do not have the facilities or the suitably qualified officials to look after younger members and so is only open to those of eighteen years of age or older. We do however encourage adults of all ages and this is reflected in our current membership.
Like to join us?
Come and run with us for a few weeks to see if we are right for you.